IS IT OK TO ATTEND YOGA CLASSES NOW?
That depends on a lot of variables. If you are in a place where gyms have reopened because the infection rate is low and you are not in a high-risk group, you may be able to attend a Yoga class. Make sure the studio is following best practices, including requiring masks, limiting class sizes, distancing mats, and disinfecting frequently. Outdoor classes are a good option where available. Home practice remains the safest choice.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO YOGA AT HOME?
Primarily, you need a Yoga mat. (Yes, we know we’re in the business of selling Yoga mats but it also happens to be true). Our Yoga mats are ideally suited to home practice because our unique alignment markings allow you to follow spoken alignment cues and self-correct your postures for the safest practice experience. (yes, we know we’re biased but this also happens to be true). Read our Alignment Guide to learn more. Other props that are useful for beginners and more experienced Yogis alike include blocks, straps, and blankets, but these can also be improvised from household objects you have on hand, like step-stools, belts or towels, and folded blankets.
WHERE SHOULD I DO YOGA AT HOME?
Anywhere you can lay your mat can be a home practice space. Ideally, try to go into a room where you can close the door to minimise distractions. Turn off your phone ringer and prepare to focus only on your practice for the time you’ve allotted. Realistically, if you are at home with a family, you might not get the uninterrupted time you would prefer so be flexible (you can always pause a video if necessary) or try to include older children. Even a little mat time is better than none.